Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1980, 45, 876-879

The oxygen basicity strengthening effect in peroxides

Josef Pola and Václav Chvalovský

Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, 165 02 Prague 6 - Suchdol


The hydrogen-bonding ability of peroxides R3MOOM'R'3 having M = C, Si and Ge with phenol in CCl4 is analyzed. The oxygen basicity of the R3MOOM'R'3 with M = C and Si is indicated to be increased over the ability of the electronic effect of R3C- and R3Si- groups probably due to the interaction between lone electron pairs located at the oxygen atoms.